HyperDic: discover

English > 8 senses of the word discover:
VERBperceptiondiscover, detect, observe, find, noticediscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
cognitiondiscover, learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, seeget to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
creationdiscover, findmake a discovery, make a new finding
cognitiondiscover, findmake a discovery
possessiondiscover, fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attainfind unexpectedly
communicationdiscover, unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncovermake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
perceptiondiscoversee for the first time
cognitiondiscover, identify, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameidentify as in botany or biology, for example
discover > pronunciation
Soundsdihskah'ver
Rhymesachiever ... woodcarver: 114 rhymes with ver...
English > discover: 8 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningDiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsdetect, observe, find, notice
Narrowerfind out, catch outtrap
instantiateFind an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
seeobserve as if with an eye
sensedetect some circumstance or entity automatically
traceDiscover traces of
Broaderspy, sightcatch sight of
Similar todiscover, findmake a discovery, make a new finding
Spanishadvertir, apreciar, descubrir, detectar, distinguir, divisar, encontrar, observar, percibir, vislumbrar
Catalanadvertir, apreciar, descobrir, detectar, observar, trobar
Nounsdiscoverersomeone who is the first to observe something
discoverythe act of discovering something
discoverya productive insight
discoverysomething that is discovered
English > discover: 8 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningGet to know or become aware of, usually accidentally.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey discover that there was a traffic accident
Synonymslearn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, see
NarrowerascertainLearn or discover with certainty
discover, findmake a discovery
get the goodsDiscover some bad or hidden / hidden information about
trip up, catchdetect a blunder or misstep
wise upget wise to
Similar towitness, find, seeperceive or be contemporaneous with
Spanishaprender, averiguar, descubrir, enterarse, enterar, oír, ver
Catalanaprendre, assabentar-se, assabentar, descobrir, veure
Nounsdiscoverythe act of discovering something
discoverya productive insight
discoverysomething that is discovered
English > discover: 8 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningmake a discovery, make a new finding.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"Roentgen discovered X-rays"
Synonymfind
Broadergestate, conceive, conceptualize, conceptualiseHave the idea for
Similar todetect, observe, find, discover, noticeDiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
determine, find, find out, ascertainEstablish after a calculation, investigation, experiment / experiment, survey, or study
discover, findmake a discovery
Spanishdescubrir, encontrar
Catalandescobrir, trobar
Nounsdiscoverersomeone who is the first to think of or make something
discoverythe act of discovering something
discoverya productive insight
discoverysomething that is discovered
English > discover: 8 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningmake a discovery.
PatternSomebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example "The story is false, so far as I can discover"
Synonymfind
Narrowerferret out, ferretsearch and discover through persistent investigation
rake upBring to light
Broaderlearn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeGet to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
Similar todiscover, findmake a discovery, make a new finding
Spanishaverigüar, descubrir, encontrar
Catalandescobrir
Nounsdiscoverythe act of discovering something
discoverya productive insight
discoverysomething that is discovered
English > discover: 8 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningFind unexpectedly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain
Broaderfind, regaincome upon after searching
Spanishdar con, descubrir, encontrarse, encontrar, hallar, lograr, tocar a
Catalandescobrir
Nounsdiscoverythe act of discovering something
discoverysomething that is discovered
English > discover: 8 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningMake known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsunwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out, uncover
Cause tobreak, get out, get aroundBe released or become known
Entailed bysell someone outGive information that compromises others
Narrowerbetray, bewrayreveal unintentionally
blackwashBring (information) out of concealment
blowCause to be revealed and jeopardized
come out of the closet, out, come outTo state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
confidereveal in private
leaktell anonymously
muckrakeexplore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
outreveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
revealdisclose directly or through prophets
spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, talk, tattle, blab, peach, babble, sing, babble out, blab outdivulge confidential information or secrets
springproduce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly / unexpectedly
BroadertellLet something be known
Similar tobreak, get out, get aroundBe released or become known
Spanishdeclarar, descubrir, desvelar, divulgar, exponer, manifestar, revelar
Catalandeclarar, desvelar, divulgar, manifestar, revelar
Nounsdiscoverysomething that is discovered
English > discover: 8 senses > verb 7, perception
Meaningsee for the first time; make a discovery.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"Who discovered the North Pole?"
Entailsperceive, comprehendTo become aware of through the senses
NarrowerrediscoverDiscover again
Spanishdescubrir
Catalandescobrir
Nounsdiscoverythe act of discovering something
discoverya productive insight
discoverysomething that is discovered
English > discover: 8 senses > verb 8, cognition
Meaningidentify as in botany or biology, for example.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsidentify, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name
Entailsclassify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separateArrange or order by classes or categories / categories
Spanishdenominar, describir, descubrir, distinguir, identificar, nombrar
Catalandenominar, descobrir, descriure, identificar

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